Re: Use of American/British English (was Re: request for string addition)
- From: Abel Cheung <deaddog deaddog org>
- To: Keld =?utf-8?B?SsO4cm4=?= Simonsen <keld dkuug dk>
- Cc: jamie <jamiemcc blueyonder co uk>,Jeff Waugh <jdub perkypants org>,GNOME Desktop Development List <desktop-devel-list gnome org>,GNOME I18N List <gnome-i18n gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Use of American/British English (was Re: request for string addition)
- Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 04:53:17 +0800
On 2004-02-23(Mon) 17:20:33 +0100, Keld JÃ¸rn Simonsen wrote:
> Given that most "English" speaking countries use the British spelling,
> would it not be most convenient if we use British English as the source
> language for po files? In that way we can minimize the need for
> translations for many locales. Only one locale needs to be translated,
> namely for the en_US locale.
Creating en_US translation shouldn't be any more difficult than en_GB
translation, a script (similar to what en_GB is using) is sufficient.
Is it that US developers outnumbered those from any other single
> Furthermore I believe more developers know how to spell British English,
> as this is what normally is taught in school all over Europe, India,
> Australia, Canada and other places. I think US english is only taught in
> the USA. Maybe also in Mexico, South America and Japan?
> What is taught in China?
British english too, though the difference between British and American
english will be mentioned sometimes.
> Best regards
> gnome-i18n mailing list
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